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Saxon Federal Library – Dresden, Germany

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Building: Saxon Federal Library
Location:  Dresden, Germany
Architect:  Ortner and Ortner
Completion:  2003

AE interests: vast open space, stone cladding, enormous glass roof

Written by Mina Akhavan

January 25, 2010 at 2:28 pm

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Crematorium Baumschulenweg – Berlin, Germany

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Building: Crematorium Baumschulenweg
Location:  Rinkartstr 13, 12437 Berlin, Germany
Architect: Axel Schultes and Charlotte Frank
Completion:  1998

AE interests:  concrete construction, flat roof, glass façade, minimalist exterior envelope, large interior columns

Written by Mina Akhavan

January 25, 2010 at 1:48 pm

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Documentation Center – Nurnberg, Germany

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Building: Documentation Center
Location:  Nurnberg, Germany
Architect:  Gunther Domenig
Completion:  2001

AE interests:  steel and glass shaft, brick and concrete finish

Written by Mina Akhavan

January 24, 2010 at 2:08 pm

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Experimental Factory – Magdeburg, Germany

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Building: Experimental Factory
Location:  Magdeburg, Germany
Architect: Sauerbruch Hutton Architects
Completion:  2001
Structural Engineer: Bautra
Environmental Engineer: Canzler Ingenieure, Leipzig
Acoustical: Akustik-Ingenieurburo Moll

AE interests:  Concrete slab construction with prefabricated skeleton, glass curtainwall and façade, aluminum cladding

Written by Mina Akhavan

January 24, 2010 at 1:44 pm

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Treptowers – Berlin, Germany

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Building: Treptowers
Location: An den Treptowers 3, Berlin, Germany
Architect: Schweger and Partner
Completion: 1998

AE interests: high-rise building, steel and glass façade

Written by Mina Akhavan

January 24, 2010 at 1:16 pm

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Dresden Synagogue – Dresden, Germany

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Building: Dresden Synagogue
Location:  Hasenberg 1, 01067 Dresden, Germany
Architect:  Wandel Hoefer Lorch Architects
Completion:  2001
Structural Engineer: Schweitzer Ingenieure
Acoustical Engineer: Muller BBM
Lighting Designers:  Wilms GmbH

AE interests: precast concrete stones, interior structure of metallic textile

Written by Mina Akhavan

January 24, 2010 at 11:53 am

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Prisma Building – Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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Building: Prisma Building
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany
Architect: Auer + Weber + Partner
Completion: 2001

AE interests: atrium, double glass façade for ventilation, curtain wall system

Written by Mina Akhavan

January 24, 2010 at 11:22 am

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Braun Headquarters – Melsungen, Germany

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Building: Braun Headquarters
Location: Markdorfer Str. 1, 88048 Friedrichshafen, Melsungen, Germany
Architect: Sterling, Wilford, and Nageli
Completion: 2001

AE interests: stained timber structure

Written by Mina Akhavan

January 22, 2010 at 3:06 pm

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Biosphere and Flower Pavilion – Potsdam, Germany

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Building: Biosphere and Flower Pavilion
Location: Potsdam, Germany
Architect: Barkow and Leibinger
Completion: 2001

AE interests: natural lighting, low rise building that fits on the landscape, curtain walls, long span concrete roof, pavilion is an open 200 meter long space, very natural geologic shape

Written by Mina Akhavan

January 22, 2010 at 2:43 pm

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University Library – Magdeburg, Germany

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Building: University Library
Location: 39576 Stendal Magdeburg, Germany
Architect: Auer and Weber
Completion: 2003
Structural Engineer: Andra Leondardt
MEP Engineer: Ebert Ingenieure
Lighting Designers: Siemens Prismatic

AE interests: concrete walls, atrium, exposed steelwork, timber shutters

Written by Mina Akhavan

January 22, 2010 at 1:03 pm

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National Space Center – Leicester, England

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Building: National Space Center
Location: Leicester, England
Completed: 2001
Architect: Nicholas Grimshaw
Structural Engineer: Arup
Project Manager: Gardiner and Theobold
AE interests: grid steel frame, spiraling geometry, efficiency

Written by Mina Akhavan

August 31, 2009 at 8:29 am

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Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center – Troy, New York

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Building: Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center
Location: 110 8th Street, Troy, New York 12180
Completed: 2008
Architect: Grimshaw Architects
Architect of Record: Davis Brody Bond
Structural Engineer: Buro Happold
Acoustician: Kirkegaard Associates
Theater Consultant: Fisher Dachs Associates
Construction Manager: Turner Construction Company
AE interests: lighting, acoustics, glass walls

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Written by Mina Akhavan

August 31, 2009 at 8:27 am

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Five Boats Office Development – Duisburg, Germany

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Building: Five Boats Office Development
Location: Duisburg, Germany
Completed: 2005
Architect: Grimshaw Architects
Structural Engineer: LWS Ingenieure, Duisburg
AE interests: extensive use of fenestration, symmetry

Written by Mina Akhavan

August 31, 2009 at 8:22 am

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Caixa Galicia Art Foundation – A Coruna, Spain

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Building: Caixa Galicia Art Foundation
Location: A Coruna, Spain
Completed: 2006
Architect: Grimshaw Architects
Engineer: Arup
Main Contractor: Dragados

AE interests: responds sensitively to site, glass paneling, marble interlayer, lighting

Written by Mina Akhavan

August 28, 2009 at 2:28 pm

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Southern Cross Station – Melbourne, Australia

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Building: Southern Cross Station
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Completed: 2006
Architect: Grimshaw Architects
Structural Engineer: Winward Structures
Consulting Engineer: Lincolne Scott Australia

AE interests: dune-like roof which is responsive to hot climate, vast hall with uninterrupted vistas

Written by Mina Akhavan

August 28, 2009 at 2:22 pm

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Frankfurt Trade Fair Hall – Frankfurt, Germany

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Building: Frankfurt Trade Fair Hall
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Completed: 2001
Architect: Grimshaw Architects
Structural Engineers: Arup, Schlaich Bergermann, BGS, Hahn & Bartenbach
Main Contractor: Hochtief

AE interests: steel roof structure, lighting

Written by Mina Akhavan

August 28, 2009 at 2:17 pm

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Zurich Airport: Airside Center – Zurich, Switzerland

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Building: Zurich Airport: Airside Center
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Completed: 2004
Architect: Grimshaw Architects
Associate Achitect: Itten & Brechbuhl AG
Structural Engineer: Ernst Basler & Partners, Arup
Facade Consultant: Emmer Pfenninger Partner AG

AE interests: aerodynamically curved steel roof, glass walts

Written by Mina Akhavan

August 28, 2009 at 1:16 pm

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Eden Project – Cornwall, England `

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Building: Eden Project
Location: Cornwall, England
Completed: 2001
Architect: Grimshaw Architects
Structural Engineer: SKM Anthony Hunts, Arup
Cost Consultant: Davis Langdon & Everest
Main Contractor: McAlpine Joint Venture

AE interests: geometric shapes, efficiency,  ‘biodomes’ help encapsulate humid and warm temperatures which are used for plant enclosures

Written by Mina Akhavan

August 28, 2009 at 12:41 pm

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International Waterloo Terminal – London, England

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Building: International Terminal Waterloo
Location: York Road, London SE1 7ND, England
Completed: 1993
Architect: Grimshaw Architects
Structural Engineers: YRM, Anthony Hunt Associates, Cass Hayward and Partners with Tony Gee and Partners, British Rail Civil Engineer, Sir Alexander Gibb and Partners
Consulting Engineers: Roger Preston & Partners

AE Interests: arches, curved trusses

Written by Mina Akhavan

August 28, 2009 at 12:00 pm

Posted in Built

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